Maxim Integrated

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Awesome place to learn and grow - tons of responsibility

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Maxim Integrated full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    learn a lot quickly
    start up mentality
    lots of trust to create new things and try
    fun environment
    great people who work here
    HQ location is WAY better than in Sunnyvale
    love the new brand; really resonates with employees and you can tell

    Cons

    not enough employees for the work
    lean philosophy can lead to burn out for most employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more transparent
    employees want to learn and grow - foster those environments as much as you can

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good place

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Maxim Integrated full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    co-workers are hard working and intelligent, the company makes money year after year.

    Cons

    very lean and intense, sometimes too intense

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    My introduction into Corporate Culture in the tech industry

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - PCB Designer in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - PCB Designer in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Maxim Integrated full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Was great working with many different talented individuals. Management was very supportive.

    Cons

    The 6 month layoff cycle the 4 years I was there created an uncomfortable atmosphere of fear and eventual apathy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not a company to stay long term.

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    Current Employee - IT Specialist in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Maxim Integrated full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits are good but base pay is low.

    Cons

    Not much of career advancement. Too much politics.

    Recommends
  6.  

    Very conservative in hiring practices, consistent.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Maxim Integrated full-time

    Pros

    Relaxed culture, but also very hard working. Lack focus on career development.

    Cons

    Need more focus on career development. And a more progressive business model.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on employee development.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 9 people found this helpful  

    Maxim was great in the 90's

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Maxim Integrated

    Pros

    Engineering is very solid and the company has the potential to be great again.

    Cons

    The current CEO and CFO don't think twice about terminating people that are still strong contributors. All they care about is market perception. There was a time when this was not the case. The problem with their approach is that they have destroyed moral. No person feels safe at Maxim so people operate under constant fear and are terrified of making a mistake. This makes for a very unhealthy work environment. It is very sad as the original CEO would never have let this happen. Outsourcing and purchasing external innovation is the new model.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace the current CEO and stop throwing away American jobs. Be bold and take risk's without outsourcing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Good Experience to work there. Good people and interesting work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Maxim Integrated as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good people who enjoy their work. The company was trying (perhaps still is) to move away from its image as misery when it comes to spending money, as seen by the construction of the new buildings at different locations.

    1st and 2nd second level managers try hard to take care of their people.

    Upper management appears to communicate often to the employees.

    Cons

    When working on projects that cross group boundaries and problems occur, especially schedule slippage, inter-group politics goes adversarial causing wasted time in "covering your butt" activities.

    Some groups do not offer real career advancement except for job grade increases doing more of the same work.

    Working with older technology since that works to build products their customers need. Does not prepare you for work at other companies where they expect applicants to have experience at the latest technology nodes.

    The company has a tendency to interview people with the intent of building a list of potential candidates for a later time, and often does not have a hiring requisition open when bringing a candidate in house for an interview.

    Over the last few months, Maxim has moved work out of the US to its overseas operations and to off shore contract houses.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Part of acquisition where morale steadily worsened and had to endure several rounds of layoffs

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Maxim Integrated full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good diversity in types of products. Good stock plans

    Cons

    Company didn't give non focus product lines much of a chance to grow. Career stability was impacted by number of layoffs after acquisition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Very little contact from upper management

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    OK to work there

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Maxim Integrated full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    good pay, good people, involve all phases of IC development

    Cons

    weak management, lots of polities,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no comments

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    A testament of endurance and complaisance of your goals and aspirations.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering in Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - Engineering in Beaverton, OR

    I have been working at Maxim Integrated full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Organizational culture and values in place aim to personal and company growth. Maintains and manufactures old simplified technologies with established demand. Drives innovation through improving on existing working model technologies which makes for job security.

    Cons

    Some management groups lack knowledge and experience to effectively lead projects. Incredible mismanagement of company financial resources in what seems to be learn on the job tactics rather than following simple industry standards. Experience, knowledge, overall contribution for the better good of the company and safety of its employees are perceived as a threat by management if not derived from own thoughts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Accept advice from the pool of knowledge available within company. Empower, and reward employees through recognition of their accomplishments. Do not repackage employee's valuable advise and take credit for it as your own to your superiors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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